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Retirement and Death Gratuity to CPS Holders G.O.M.S No.107 dated.29.06.2017

Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the State Government employees covered by Contributory Pension Scheme (National Pension System) – Orders issued.

                                    GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH 
                                                         ABSTRACT
PENSIONS - Contributory Pension Scheme - Extension of benefits of ‘Retirement Gratuity and Death Gratuity’ to the State Government employees covered by Contributory Pension Scheme (National Pension System) – Orders issued

                                FINANCE (HR.V-Pension,GPF) DEPARTMENT
G.O.MS.No. 107                                                                               Dated: 29-06-2017
 Read the following:
1.G.O.Ms No.6653, Finance (Pension) Department, dt. 22. 9.2004
2.G.O.M. No.7/5/2012, P&PW(F)/B,  dated  26.8.2016 of Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare.
3.Representation of the President,  A.P. Secretariat Association.
4.Representation of the Chairman, JAC of Employees, Teachers, Workers Associations.
5.Representation of the Chairman, JAC of Employees, Teachers, Workers and Retired employees Associations (AP JAC Amaravati).
ORDER:
In the G.O. 1st read above, the Contributory Pension Scheme was introduced with effect from 01.09.20004 to all state Government employees who are recruited on or after 01.09.2004. Thee employees covered under Contributory Pension Scheme are barred from the applicability of A.P. Revised Pension Rules 19880. Accordingly, employees covered under Contributory Pension Scheme are not eligible for benefit of gratuity.

2. In the reference 2nd above, the Government of India allowed the benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’  to the Government employees covered by National Pension System on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972.
3. A large number of representations have been received from the respective Service Associations for grant the benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the lines of orders issued by the Government of India to all the Government employees recruited on or after 01.09.2004 and covered by Contributory Pension Scheme.
4. After due consideration, it has now been decided that the Government employees covered by Contributory Pension Scheme (NPS) shall be eligible for benefit of ‘Retirement gratuity and Death gratuity’ on the same terms and conditions, as are applicable to employees covered by A.P. Revised Pension Rules 1980.
5. These orders are applicable to those Government employees who joined Government service on or after 01.09.2004 and are covered by Contributory Pension Scheme and shall take effect from the same date i.e. 01.09.2004.
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